Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Speculation

Speculation the biggest sin of rolling news-radio. To fill that great void when a story breaks and nobody much knows what is going on. Speculation populates the airwaves. 'Maybe' 'We think' or in reality 'I am just making this up to fill the time to we get some facts about the story.' Speculation devalues the work of a journalist, the obsession with sticking to a story even when there isn't anything new, interesting or true is a very poor way of reporting a story.

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